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The Basilica of San Marcello al Corso is one of the oldest churches in Rome.
The construction of the first church, according to legend, is associated with Pope Marcellus the First (308-309 years), however, after archaeological excavations, scientists agree that the first buildings on this site appeared in 380-450 years. In the 12th century, a large basilica was erected, parts of the walls of which are in today's Baroque facade.
After a fire in 1519, the church was completely destroyed. Soon, a new one-nave basilica with richly decorated chapels was built in its place. The intricately concave facade of the church was made of travertine in 1682-1683 by Carlo Fontana.
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Topic: Basilica of San Marcello al Corso in Italy, Rome resort.